Fort McHenry Guard - Defenders Return to the Fort
Summer Weekends - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Experience the daily life of the War of 1812 soldier, sailor and citizen through presentations by the Fort McHenry Guard. Dressed in replica clothing of the early Nineteenth Century, the Guard conducts drills, barracks activities, artillery and musket firing demonstrations, civilian activities, and children's programs.
10 a.m. War in the Chesapeake
10:30 a.m. Flag Talk
11 a.m. War in the Chesapeake
1 p.m. War in the Chesapeake
2 p.m. Civil War
3 p.m. Free Trade and Sailors' Rights
"Legends and Lore"
June through August, 6 p.m.
Stroll the battlements of Fort McHenry every evening during the summer season.
Learn not only the history of the fort, but the "unexplained" occurrences over the last 200 years. Stick around for the 7:00 p.m. Flag Change!
Flag Change Programs occur twice daily all year. These are presented at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Help a ranger raise/lower a reproduction of the Star-Spangled Banner flag. In the summer months, a 7:00 p.m. Flag Change is featured.
NOTE: All programs are subject to change - please check with the front desk upon arrival to confirm activities.